The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 23 25 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs citing SOA 5 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 3.36% 1.08% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.17% 1.35% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Average daily rate £335 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.55% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £456 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.22% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -
SOA
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Middlesex region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
120 148 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 80.54% 80.00% 77.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 102 87
Average daily rate £353 £413 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.54% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £254 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £572 £584
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 15
Average hourly rate £44.00 £32.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.38% -23.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the Middlesex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SOA across the Middlesex region.

SOA Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

SOA
Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the Middlesex region.

SOA Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex region citing SOA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SOA.

1 5 (45.45%) Java
1 5 (45.45%) Web Services
1 5 (45.45%) Mentoring
1 5 (45.45%) SDLC
2 4 (36.36%) Software Architecture
2 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) Software Engineering
2 4 (36.36%) Git (software)
2 4 (36.36%) XSLT
2 4 (36.36%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) C
2 4 (36.36%) C++
2 4 (36.36%) JBoss
2 4 (36.36%) CRM
2 4 (36.36%) Embedded C
2 4 (36.36%) Embedded C++
2 4 (36.36%) Scrum
3 1 (9.09%) Case Management
3 1 (9.09%) REST
3 1 (9.09%) High Availability
3 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (9.09%) Big Data
3 1 (9.09%) Analytics
3 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (9.09%) Security Architecture
3 1 (9.09%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
3 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
3 1 (9.09%) Sonic ESB
3 1 (9.09%) Zachman Framework
3 1 (9.09%) TOGAF

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex region citing SOA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SOA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (36.36%) JBoss
2 1 (9.09%) Sonic ESB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (9.09%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) C Software Engineer
1 4 (36.36%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
1 4 (36.36%) C/C++ Software Engineer
1 4 (36.36%) C++ Software Engineer
1 4 (36.36%) Embedded C Engineer
1 4 (36.36%) Embedded C Software Engineer
1 4 (36.36%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
1 4 (36.36%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
1 4 (36.36%) Embedded C++ Engineer
1 4 (36.36%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
1 4 (36.36%) Embedded Engineer
1 4 (36.36%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 4 (36.36%) Software Engineer
1 4 (36.36%) Technical Design Leader
1 4 (36.36%) Technical Leader
2 2 (18.18%) Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Auditor
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Web Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) Web Services
2 4 (36.36%) XSLT
3 1 (9.09%) Middleware
3 1 (9.09%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
1 1 (9.09%) Data Integration
1 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
1 1 (9.09%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Solaris
1 1 (9.09%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
1 1 (9.09%) Unix
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Mentoring
1 5 (45.45%) SDLC
2 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) CRM
2 4 (36.36%) Scrum
2 4 (36.36%) Software Architecture
2 4 (36.36%) Software Engineering
3 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity
3 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (9.09%) EAI
3 1 (9.09%) ETL
3 1 (9.09%) ISMS
3 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
3 1 (9.09%) Process Management
3 1 (9.09%) Project Management
3 1 (9.09%) Resource Management
3 1 (9.09%) Security Architecture
3 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (9.09%) TOGAF
3 1 (9.09%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) Java
2 4 (36.36%) C
2 4 (36.36%) C++
2 4 (36.36%) Embedded C
2 4 (36.36%) Embedded C++
2 4 (36.36%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle
1 1 (9.09%) Pega
1 1 (9.09%) Tumbleweed
1 1 (9.09%) VMware